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    How to Survive the Excruciating Fear of Hunger Pangs

    Hunger pangs…. Know the feeling? I sure have forgotten. Oftentimes I find myself nibbling and munching throughout the day because I am afraid of feeling hungry. Even though my initial hunger pangs are dull and mild in nature, I often overeat to avoid the “inconvenience” and discomfort of feeling hungry. First world problems, right?! As a result, I’ve developed the Hunger Pang Game challenge as a way to reconnect with my body. My intention is to recalibrate my hormones, my satiety,…

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    How Effective Is Intermittent Fasting In Weight Loss?

    weight loss, intermittent fasting, research study, health and wellness

    There has been some recent buzz about Intermittent Fasting and the effects it has on body composition and weight loss. There are limited human studies on Intermittent Fasting, and a select number of comparison studies have only been completed on mice. Human studies were few and limited to fasting during Ramadan. As a result, I tailored my search to mice and was able to find a randomized controlled study through PubMed with statistically significant data on how intermittent fasting (with…

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    The Simplistic Organic Truth That Easily Gets Overlooked

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    Do you know what I do when I hear a health claim on TV or read an article about “The Next Best Thing!” when it comes to food choices, diets, or macro/micronutrients? I ignore it! Well, partially. To be fair, I give it a chance. I question its credibility, the extent of solid evidence behind it (I’m talking evidence based, randomized controlled studies- not just epidemiological studies) and then ultimately, I ask myself: “Would Mother Nature roll with this?” Organic Truth #2: Mother Nature…

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  • Health and Wellness / Self - Improvement

    3 Easy Ways To Make Time For Yourself While Multitasking

    relax, unwind, self love, self care

    Are you guilty of ditching yourself? When it’s Saturday morning- the start to a fresh weekend- what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up (well…maybe aside from the immediate first thought of…’but first, COFFEE!’)? If you’re like me and instantly start planning out your day with “To-Dos” (ie: breakfast, gym, errands, food prep, meeting up with “x”, touching base with “y”) you may be guilty of ditching yourself. Don’t worry! Here are 3 easy ways to…

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